Megan Prine

Megan Prine has a reputation among her friends as a "Disneyland Nerd", earned thanks to her frequent trips from the soggiest place on Earth Seattle to the Happiest Place on Earth. She's been halfway around the world to Hong Kong Disneyland, but has yet to make it to Walt Disney World (go figure!). Megan (sounds like "vegan") is a fan of classic Disney movies, some of her favorites include The Parent Trap, Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland and the Silly Symphony "Skeleton Dance". Her mantra is that life is short, so we owe it to ourselves to make time for more fun and adventure than we think possible. Can also be seen on: Twitter as @meganprine, Meegie's Disneyland Tips, and Adventures With Barack, which follows the shenanigans of a certain presidential action figure.

Test Your Disney Parks Smarts with this Disneyland Paris Photo Quiz!

At Disneyland Paris (DLP), many attractions are similar to those at Disney’s U.S. parks, but with a “French twist.” Look at the DLP photos below and guess what the equivalent attraction is at Disneyland in California. Answers are at the bottom of this post (no peeking!).

Photo 1:
Hint: This intergalactic attraction is located in “Discoveryland” at Disneyland Paris (Bonus: Can you name the equivalent land at Disneyland California?)

Photo 2:
Hint: Kids of all ages go round and round on beautiful bejeweled horses on this Fantasyland ride

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Disneyland Paris Hat Fashion Fun

The Disney Blog contributor Megan Prine recently returned from a trip to Disneyland Paris. This is the first of several posts in a short series that will give TDB readers a peek inside DLP! If you find yourself at Disneyland Paris, you will have lots… Read More »Disneyland Paris Hat Fashion Fun

Review: Thanksgiving at Aulani’s Makahiki Buffet

I was fortunate to spend Thanksgiving day this year at Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa on Oahu with family and friends. Though we were staying on the other side of the island, we couldn’t resist the chance to make the drive to Ko Olina to check out Disney’s newest resort and enjoy a Hawaiian Thanksgiving sprinkled with Disney magic. First impression of Aulani: spectacular! The food, well, that’s another story…

Aulani offered a special Thanksgiving event with entertainment and character appearances ($85 per adult and $73 per child – ouch!). Our party, a mix of adults and kids, opted instead for the buffet dinner at Makahiki, which at $40 for adults and $20 per child is reasonably priced as Hawai’i resort dining goes, and we figured it would offer something to suit everyone’s taste.

I had high hopes for the Makahiki buffet, a spacious area with subtle and soothing tropical decor that opens to a sunny patio. But truth be told, the food was predictable, not much was memorable or worth seconds, (but luckily there was plenty to try!).

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Ahoy! Earn Your Pilot’s License on Disneyland’s Mark Twain Riverboat

As you cross the threshold between Adventureland and New Orleans Square at Disneyland, you’ve undoubtedly seen the iconic Mark Twain Riverboat chugging along the Rivers of America, puffing white steam into the blue sky as she takes guests on a delightful twelve-minute journey through yesteryear.… Read More »Ahoy! Earn Your Pilot’s License on Disneyland’s Mark Twain Riverboat

Going Solo at Disneyland – Just Do It!

Whether you’re hitting the Parks for an hour or two on your own while your family is napping back at the hotel, or spending a day there by yourself just because, going solo at Disneyland (or any Disney Park) is something I recommend doing at least once… Read More »Going Solo at Disneyland – Just Do It!